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In a statement marking the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons on 26 September 2023, Angola said that its signature of the TPNW in 2018 demonstrated ‘a clear commitment to contributing to the eradication of nuclear weapons, as well as to international peace and security’.[1]

TPNW Status

27 Sep 2018
TPNW Article 1(1) prohibitions: Compliance in 2023
(a) Develop, produce, manufacture, acquire Compliant
Test Compliant
Possess or stockpile Compliant
(b) Transfer Compliant
(c) Receive transfer or control Compliant
(d) Use Compliant
Threaten to use Compliant
(e) Assist, encourage or induce Compliant
(f) Seek or receive assistance Compliant
(g) Allow stationing, installation, deployment Compliant
TPNW voting and participation
UNGA resolution on TPNW (latest vote) Voted yes (2023)
Participated in 2MSP (2023) Yes (observer)
1MSP delegation size (% women) 4 (0%)
Adoption of TPNW (7 July 2017) Voted yes
Participated in TPNW negotiations (2017) Yes
Negotiation mandate (A/RES/71/258) Voted yes
Other weapons of mass destruction (WMD) treaties
Party to an NWFZ Yes (Ratified 2014, Pelindaba)
Party to the NPT Yes (Acceded 1996)
Ratified the CTBT Yes (Ratified 2015)
Party to the BWC Yes (Acceded 2016)
Party to the CWC Yes (Acceded 2015)
IAEA safeguards and fissile material
Safeguards agreement Yes (28 Apr 2010)
TPNW Art 3(2) deadline N/A
Small Quantities Protocol Yes (Modified)
Additional Protocol Yes
Enrichment facilities/reprocessing plants No
HEU stocks No
Plutonium stocks No

Latest developments

In the First Committee of the UN General Assembly in October 2023, Angola said: ‘Nuclear weapons represent a growing threat to humankind and the environment. Therefore, States should not continue to increase and improve their nuclear arsenals, as it puts a greater danger to our collective security.’2

Angola observed the second Meeting of States Parties to the TPNW in November and December 2023 but did not make a statement.

Angola was one of the co-sponsors for the 2023 UN General Assembly resolution on the TPNW, which called upon ‘all States that have not yet done so to sign, ratify, accept, approve or accede to the Treaty at the earliest possible date’.3


  • Angola should urgently ratify the TPNW.

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